Feb 25 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Concerns for renewed violence over the Israel-Gaza border have risen in recent weeks as evidence emerges of the extent of Hamas’s efforts to rebuild its tunnels to launch terrorist attacks against Israeli border communities. Although there has been periodic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel since Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in 2014, the …

Oct 13 '15 / EIPA Updates

One person was killed and over 20 people were wounded in four terror attacks in Jerusalem and Ra’anana, near Tel Aviv, on Tuesday morning. One person was killed and 17 others critically and seriously wounded in two simultaneous attacks in Jerusalem’s East Talpiot and Geula neighborhoods. Sixteen were wounded in a shooting attack at a bus in East Talpiot, a neighborhood also known as Armon HaNetziv. Stabbing …

Jun 2 '15 / EIPA Updates

“This arrest is further evidence of deep Iranian involvement in international terrorism,” said Israel after an Hezbollah operative was arrested last week in Larnaca, Cyprus in possession of 420 boxes of ammonium nitrate, a massive quantity of explosive material, along with $10,000. Cypriot police suspect that the man was planning an attack on Israeli interests on the Mediterranean island. The 26-year-old man, who is Lebanese-born and has …

Apr 2 '15 / EIPA Updates

In a letter to the European Commission, French and German Finance Ministers, Michel Sapin and Wolfgang Schaeuble, said Tuesday that Europe needs to step up its fight to block the flow of money destined to fund terrorism and to adopt a continent-wide legislation to better trace financial flows. The two ministers set out a plan of action as a follow up from an EU declaration on …

Feb 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

A US jury in a Manhattan federal court ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Palestinian Authority (PA) to pay more than $218 million for providing material support to terrorists. “Now the PLO and the PA know there is a price for supporting terrorism,” said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, 10 American families suing over six attacks attributed to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades …

Jan 12 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that the world, not only Israel, is facing the threat of terrorism and Islamist extremism and must battle them together. “The truth and righteousness are with us. Our common enemy is extreme Islam, not Islam, not regular extremists, but extreme Islam,” he told a commemorative ceremony for the 17 victims of the terror attacks in Paris, at the Great …

Sep 11 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called on the United Nations to form a permanent global coalition to fight terrorism, and not solely focus on the Islamic State (IS) group. “If the U.N. has a role, it is firstly to organize a coalition against terrorism. We need to stop letting all these countries make a profit on the side while fragmenting the united front against terrorism,” …